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The Effective Executive: The Definitive…

The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things…

by Peter F. Drucker

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This is a great introduction to Drucker. Time management, decision making and focus on results are covered in depth and are very accessible. On to "Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices ( )
  MickBrooke | Jan 2, 2019 |
I'm pretty sure that if we'd ever met in real life I'd have punched Peter Drucker in the face. ( )
  graffiti.living | Oct 22, 2017 |
Originally written in 1967 by the father of business management, this book will help any business person journey towards greater responsibility and success. Having defined what an "Effective Executive" is, Drucker emphasizes that effectiveness is a learned skill. By examining what one can contribute to the success of the enterprise, and thus one's personal success, he stresses the importance of managing one's time, priorities, and playing to your strengths. A key part of business success is effective decision-making and Drucker breaks down the decision-making process and how to make effective decisions. Much of Drucker's wisdom is identifying personal and business processes that are dysfunctional and fixing, changing, or abandoning them. The book is filled with key questions that a business person must ask themselves to shed light on the path to choose and what to avoid. It is the most concise book of organizational management and professional development I have read and the principles are timeless. ( )
  RhodesDavis | Jul 1, 2016 |
I think this book is more designed for a medium or large business than a mom & pop or small business. Nevertheless, there are still some ideas a small business owner can glean from it. ( )
  JenniferRobb | Jan 17, 2016 |
Classic. Pull this out and re-read parts regularly ( )
  red.yardbird | Jul 20, 2010 |
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What makes an effective executive?

The measure of the executive, Peter F. Drucker reminds us, is the ability to "get the right things done." This usually involves doing what other people have overlooked as well as avoiding what is unproductive. Intelligence, imagination, and knowledge may all be wasted in an executive job without the acquired habits of mind that mold them into results.

Drucker identifies five practices essential to business effectiveness that can, and must, be learned: Managing time Choosing what to contribute to the organization Knowing where and how to mobilize strength for best effect Setting the right priorities Knitting all of them together with effective decision-making

Ranging widely through the annals of business and government, Peter F. Drucker demonstrates the distinctive skill of the executive and offers fresh insights into old and seemingly obvious business situations.

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Specific examples of business successes and failures serve to illustrate the essential practices of effective administration.

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